ex

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See also: Ex, ex., ex-, and -ex

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex ‎(plural exes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter X/x.
  2. (colloquial) An ex-husband, ex-wife or ex-partner.
    She broke up with her ex.

See also[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

ex ‎(third-person singular simple present exes, present participle exing, simple past and past participle exed)

  1. To delete; to cross out

Statistics[edit]

Most common English words before 1923: easily · condition · sleep · #687: ex · mere · agreement · ship

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Verb[edit]

ex

  1. Imperative singular of exen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of exen.

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛks/
  • Hyphenation: ex

Noun[edit]

ex ‎(plural exek)

  1. (colloquial) ex (ex-husband, ex-wife or ex-partner)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative ex exek
accusative exet exeket
dative exnek exeknek
instrumental exszel exekkel
causal-final exért exekért
translative exszé exekké
terminative exig exekig
essive-formal exként exekként
essive-modal
inessive exben exekben
superessive exen exeken
adessive exnél exeknél
illative exbe exekbe
sublative exre exekre
allative exhez exekhez
elative exből exekből
delative exről exekről
ablative extől exektől
Possessive forms of ex
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. exem exeim
2nd person sing. exed exeid
3rd person sing. exe exei
1st person plural exünk exeink
2nd person plural exetek exeitek
3rd person plural exük exeik

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex n ‎(genitive singular ex, nominative plural ex)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter X/x.

Declension[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex m, f ‎(invariable)

  1. ex (ex-boyfriend, girlfriend)

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex ‎(indeclinable)

  1. A name of the letter X.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Multiple Latin names for the letter X, x have been suggested. The most common are ix or īx, ex, or a syllabic x, although there is some evidence which also supports such names for the letter as and .
Synonyms[edit]
  • (name of the letter X): ix, īx
Coordinate terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), especially pages 30–31, 42–44, and 63

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰs ‎(out). Cognates include Ancient Greek ἐξ ‎(ex) or ἐκ ‎(ek), Old Irish ess-, a, ass, Lithuanian ìš and Old Church Slavonic из ‎(iz).

Alternative forms[edit]

as prefix:
  • (before vowels, c-, qu-, t-, s-, and p- except for epascere and epotare): ex-
  • (before b-, d-, g-, l-, m-, n-, r-, i-, u) ē-
  • (before f, usually assimilated to ef-): ec-

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ex

  1. (with ablative) out of, from
Usage notes[edit]
  • Sometimes shortened as ē. In cases where the proceeding ablative noun begins with a vowel or h, only ēx can be used. Besides that, there are no rules for when ē or ēx can be used.
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: ex-
  • Portuguese: eis

References[edit]

  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 195f
  • ex” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex m f (plural ex)

  1. (colloquial) ex (an ex-husband, ex-wife or ex-partner)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex m, f ‎(plural ex)

  1. ex (ex-husband, ex-wife or ex-partner).

Adjective[edit]

ex ‎(indeclinable)

  1. Former; referring to a condition that has ended.

Usage notes[edit]

In many cases this is interchangeable with using ex-; for example, the former governor of a province could be called the ex gobernador or the exgobernador.


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex n

  1. (colloquial) ex; ex-partner

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ex 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ex exet ex exen
Genitive ex exets ex exens